Patrick Mahomes Injury: Here’s Latest On Chiefs QB’s Ankle

Mahomes was injured in the first half against the Jags

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January 25

Patrick Mahomes suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Chiefs’ win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, but he won’t be sitting out of any practices.

The Kansas City quarterback left the AFC Division round game briefly to get his ankle heavily taped before returning to the second half to help the Chiefs punch their ticket to the AFC Championship Game this weekend.

Mahomes’ status for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals never really was in doubt. Still, a high-ankle sprain can be a tricky injury and you want your franchise quarterback close to 100% healthy with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

Wednesday marked the first practice of the week for the Chiefs, and Andy Reid gave a promising update to reporters regarding Mahomes.

“He did the walkthrough this morning and he’ll practice (Wednesday) afternoon,” Reid told reporters, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Reid also noted Mahomes likely would be limited.

As for Mahomes, he’s just excited to get back on the practice field.

“I’m doing good. I’ve had a few days of treatment. I’m excited to get on the practice field & see where I’m at,” he told reporters, per The Athletic’s Nate Taylor.

For what it’s worth, Mahomes was not wearing a walking boot.

Mahomes’ mobility was visibly not the same after he returned against the Jags, but a week of treatment may do him wonders for Sunday’s matchup, though bettors are against the QB and the Chiefs.

There will be a lot of eyes on Mahomes leading up to the AFC Championship Game. Kickoff from Arrowhead Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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